How to Make a French 75

How to Cocktail: French 75

Whether you like cognac or gin, this classic cocktail is for you. Learn to make the bubbly drink from top San Francisco mixologist Brooke Arthur.


  • .75 oz Fresh lemon juice
  • .75 oz Simple syrup (one part water, one part sugar)
  • 1.5 oz Gin or cognac
  • 1 oz Champagne
  • Garnish: Lemon peel
  • Glass: Champagne flute

Add all the ingredients except the Champagne to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake well and fine-strain into a Champagne flute. Top with the Champagne and garnish with a long ribbon of lemon peel.



  • richardleicesterhotmailcom3857 posted 7 months ago

    Does anyone think bombay dry might work with this?

  • pipermacbeangmailcom920100511 posted 7 months ago

    I've also seen this made with San Pelligrino Limonata substituted for the lemon juice and simple syrup. Saves you from squeezing a boatload of lemons if you are making a bunch of these.

  • juancamilopengmailcom973588514 posted 7 months ago

    I like to pour this in a martini glass. When poured in a Flute the bubbly really comes through making it more of a "champagne cocktail", when poured in a martini glass, gin becomes the star! Oh, and please HOLD THE SUGAR RIM!!!

  • rebekkak posted 9 months ago

    Has anyone made this with bombay sapphire gin??

  • ESMS posted 1 year ago

    Made with Cognac, it is called a King's Peg. French 75 is made with a short splash of simple syrup. otherwise it is too sweet.

  • nvizble.8a101c0 posted 2 years ago

    No mention of Arnaud's????

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